Deborah Ross


(D-NC) 2nd District

Deborah Ross has been a champion for North Carolina’s environment as both a state legislator and clean energy attorney.

Ross spent a decade in the North Carolina General Assembly, where she voted consistently to increase clean energy, address climate change, and protect North Carolina’s land, air, and water. In her final term, she opposed legislation to roll back years of energy conservation work and supported a bill preventing manufacturers from deceiving customers about the biodegradability of their products. Her efforts earned her a 94% lifetime score on North Carolina LCV’s Legislative Scorecard. As an attorney, Ross has worked with renewable energy companies and also to bring light rail and commuter rail to the region. She understands the urgent need to fight the climate crisis, invest in our clean energy future, and protect the country’s natural beauty.

In Congress, Ross will continue this leadership by working to advance the clean energy economy, diversify transportation, and make addressing climate change a top priority. She is dedicated to protecting the United States’ clean air, water, and land, including from the threat of offshore drilling.

Ross joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative George Holding, who earned a 2% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

In her own words: 

“Climate change is one of the most imminent threats facing our country, and we must take immediate action to address it. We cannot put our rich coastal region – including our tourism and fishing industries – at risk.”

Source: LCVAF Questionnaire.